Wage Measures Send Mixed Signals

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Jeffrey Sparshott The latest wage data were disappointing for American workers. But several other measures of earnings are sending much more upbeat signals, creating a confusing picture at a crucial moment for the U.S. economy. Determining the real trend ...

Highway Funding Presents New Test Of Bipartisanship

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By John D. McKinnon WASHINGTON--Fresh off their victory on trade legislation, President Barack Obama and the Republican Congress in the coming weeks will face another test of their ability to work together on an issue important to business: highway funding. ...

Oil Sinks on Greek Vote, Focus on Iranian Nuclear Deal

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures slumped in Asian trade Monday in line with a fall in wider commodities markets after Greece voted to reject the terms of its current bailout agreement in a weekend referendum. After being stuck in a ...

Shanghai Market Slide Is Still Far Short of 2008 Plunge

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

China's recent stock drop has been the toughest test for the country's investors in seven years, since the bottom fell out of a historic boom cycle for the market. Worries back then about rising Chinese inflation and interest rates stopped ...

China Shares Rise After Beijing's Weekend Rescue--3rd Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Gregor Stuart Hunter Chinese shares rose early Monday, after Beijing cranked up efforts over the weekend to stem a three-week selloff that has wiped out about $2.4 trillion in value. The Shanghai Composite is up 4% after gaining as ...

German Manufacturing Orders Fell Less Than Expected in May

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Emese Bartha FRANKFURT-German manufacturing orders fell less than expected in May, while the upswing in April was stronger than previously estimated, possibly providing ground for cautious optimism in Europe's largest economy. Manufacturing orders fell by 0.2% in May on ...

Aetna, Humana Get Ahead Of Pack

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 7/6/15) By Anna Wilde Mathews, Liz Hoffman and Dana Mattioli In the game of merger musical chairs the five biggest health insurers have been playing lately, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. hustled to grab the ...

Euro Tumbles As Greek Drama Unfolds

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand?The euro took an early morning tumble in Asia and traders are gearing up for more volatility after a first official projection of Greece's referendum outcome, based on early counting, indicated at least 61% of Greeks voted "no" ...

Asian Shares: Hong Kong Shares Take the Plunge -- 7th Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Gregor Stuart Hunter Stocks in Hong Kong tumbled on Monday, following shares elsewhere in Asia lower after Greeks voted to reject terms of a bailout. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 4.2%, entering correction territory, defined as a drop ...

Investors Brace for Big Moves in Wake of Greek Vote--Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Tommy Stubbington And Dan Strumpf Investors are steeling themselves for a rough ride Monday after Greek voters appeared to drive a deeper wedge between the country and its creditors, a move that piles pressure on stocks, bonds of some ...

Athens Streets Throng With Revellers

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

Greece's risky electoral confrontation with its creditors exploded into a cathartic street party in Athens late Sunday, as a nation that has been pushed to the brink of economic despair rejoiced at its resolve to not blink in a high-stakes ...

China Shares Rise After Beijing's Weekend Rescue--4th Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Gregor Stuart Hunter Chinese shares rose early Monday, after Beijing cranked up efforts over the weekend to stem a three-week selloff that has wiped out about $2.4 trillion in value. China's indexes are cooling off after an initial spike ...

China Shares Rise After Beijing's Weekend Rescue -- 6th Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Gregor Stuart Hunter Stocks in Shanghai turned negative Monday despite efforts by Beijing to stem a three-week selloff, while shares elsewhere in Asia fell after Greeks voted to reject terms of a bailout. China's indexes cooled after an initial ...

Beijing Aims Big Booster Shot at Teetering Stock Market

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

BEIJING?China is readying a massive injection of funds to try to reverse the country's worst share selloff in years, people familiar with the matter said. Under the planned move, China's central bank will indirectly help investors borrow to buy shares ...

Greeks Reject Creditors' Bailout Terms

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

ATHENS?Greeks overwhelmingly voted against their international creditors' conditions for further bailout aid, in a result that could deepen the rift between Greece and the rest of Europe and push the country closer to bankruptcy and an exit from the euro. ...

With Merger Deal, Aetna, Humana Get Ahead of the Pack

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Anna Wilde Mathews, Liz Hoffman and Dana Mattioli In the game of merger musical chairs the five biggest health insurers have been playing lately, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. hustled to grab the first seats. The two insurers disclosed ...

China Shares Rise After Beijing's Weekend Rescue--5th Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Gregor Stuart Hunter Chinese shares rose Monday as Beijing cranks up efforts to stem a three-week selloff, while shares elsewhere in Asia fell after Greeks voted to reject terms of a bailout. China's indexes are cooling off after an ...

China Shares Rise After Beijing's Weekend Rescue--2nd Update

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

By Gregor Stuart Hunter Chinese shares rose early Monday, after Beijing cranked up efforts over the weekend to stem a three-week selloff that has wiped out about $2.4 trillion in value. The Shanghai Composite is up 4% after gaining as ...

European Shares Expected to Tumble After Greek Vote

TODAY: July 6, 2015 PUB DATE: July 6, 2015

The euro dropped on Monday and European shares were expected to open sharply lower, a day after Greeks overwhelmingly voted against their international creditors' conditions for further bailout aid. The bloc's single currency fell as low as $1.0952 during Asian ...